Manchester City look set to miss out on Sergio Ramos this summer after football journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that he is on the brink of a move to PSG.
City had been linked with a move for the legendary centre-back after it was revealed that he would leave Real Madrid this summer but it seems as if PSG have won the race to sign him, after Romano posted on Twitter that:
“Sergio Ramos will undergo his medical in the next hours then he’ll sign with PSG until June 2023.”
Whilst many will point towards City’s impressive defensive record last season, which was built heavily on the partnership of Ruben Dias and John Stones, whilst also having the quality of Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake available as squad depth, City fell short when it mattered most in the Champions League final against Chelsea.
Having a serial winner in the squad, such as Ramos, who has won four Champions League trophies and five La Liga titles during his time at Real Madrid, might well have been the difference against Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Although he was substituted in the first half, fellow experienced centre-back Thiago Silva proved to be a vital signing for the Blues last season and dramatically improved their defence thanks to his ability and experience as a centre-back.
Despite being 35-years-old, Ramos undoubtedly still has the drive to play at the top level and could’ve been a superb addition to Guardiola’s squad, both on and off the pitch.
Spain manager Luis Enrique was full of praise for the experienced defender last year after he equalled Gianluigi Buffon’s record for international caps, saying:
“Sergio is unique. He is on a different level. The appearance record is only within the reach of those who are very gifted.”
City fans should be disappointed that Txiki Begiristain seemingly didn’t make a significant move for Ramos, as he could’ve been the difference between the Citizens winning the Champions League or not next season, and considering he was available on a free transfer, he surely would have been worth the risk.
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